Friday, March 5, 2010

The 2010 Census: Methodology, Implications & Myths

The 2010 census is important not just because it is provided for in the Constitution, but also because the census is used to determine the distribution of funds for several federal programs as well as the number of seats a state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. With the large-scale “counting” that is going to take place this year, the Brookings Institution created “Five-Myths About the 2010 Census and the U.S. Population”. This article, published in The Washington Post, dispels myths about population growth, demographic shifts and the impact of immigration.

For more information on the way the census is conducted.

For more information on the way that census data is used.

For common questions and answers about the 2010 census.